Top trainers set for Taunton joy

  • By: Anita Chambers
  • Last Updated: November 14 2013, 15:47 GMT

Anita Chambers has a tip for every race on Thursday and expects both Nicky Henderson and Paul Nicholls to saddle winners.

Nicky Henderson and Paul Nicholls have runners worth backing
Nicky Henderson and Paul Nicholls have runners worth backing

CLONMEL: 12.55 Unic De Bersy, 1.25 Famous Ballerina, 1.55 Skibabe, 2.25 Rubi Light, 2.55 Backinthere, 3.35 Rubert, 3.55 Massini's Brook.

KEMPTON: 4.20 My Gigi, 4.50 Gift Of Rain, 5.20 Kind Invitation, 5.50 Havelovewilltravel, 6.20 Syrenka, 6.50 Plough Boy, 7.20 Djinni, 7.50 Daring Dragon.

LUDLOW: 1.00 REFER (NAP), 1.30 Koolala, 2.00 Lava Lamp, 2.30 Santo Thomas, 3.00 Isola Bella, 3.30 Anteros, 4.00 On Tour.

SOUTHWELL: 12.20 My Destination, 12.50 Stoney Quine, 1.20 Bon Port, 1.50 Winterwell, 2.20 Capaill Liath, 2.50 Upper Lambourn, 3.20 Ypres, 3.50 Generalyse.

TAUNTON: 1.10 Transfer, 1.40 Brinestine, 2.10 Forresters Folly, 2.40 Hint Of Mint, 3.10 Springinherstep, 3.40 Pod, 4.10 Assam Black.

DOUBLE: Refer and Havelovewilltravel.

Refer has probably already reached a level of form that makes him the one to beat in the Watch On 3 Devices Juvenile Hurdle at Ludlow.

A lightly-raced product of the Juddmonte breeding operation and a winner on the Flat for Charlie Hills, the now-gelded three-year-old has made a profitable switch to hurdles with Phil Middleton.

He won with the promise of more to come at Stratford before finding his jumping going awry when second at Huntingdon, and while only fourth at Chepstow last month that was quite a hot little race, relatively speaking.

Anteros makes plenty of appeal in the Bet With The Ludlow On Course Bookmakers Maiden Hurdle.

Sophie Leech's charge will have gone into a few notebooks following his return to action at Fontwell, which was his first start for 240 days and also a maiden outing over timber after being two from two in bumpers.

A strong traveller early on, he stayed on well enough to suggest he will soon be winning in this sphere and even normal improvement from that first experience - a race in which the winner has gone in again since - should put him right in the picture.

Brinestine has not set the world alight yet but is worth monitoring in the Kay Hill Birthday Celebration Handicap Hurdle at Taunton.

Useful on the level in Ireland, he was highly tried first time out after joining Paul Nicholls but fell in the Chatteris Fen and was fourth after that at Wincanton when strongly supported in the market.

His reappearance at Exeter again yielded a fourth but given it looks like he shows a bit at home it could be worth keeping the faith now he is sent handicapping.

Springinherstep is the choice in the Jeremy Parsons 50th Birthday Celebration Mares' Handicap Hurdle.

The six-year-old was a bumper winner on her racecourse bow back in 2012 but Nicky Henderson was far from hard on her last term, limiting her to just a handful of hurdles starts.

Springinherstep managed to win on one of those occasions back in April but found a subsequent switch to Listed company a step too far while her final run, when a disappointing favourite, may have just been one outing too many.

She should be fresh after her summer break here and has been suitably eased in the handicap.

Jeremy Noseda bids to strike while the iron is scorching hot as he sends Havelovewilltravel for the £25 Free Bet #BackOfTheNet Fillies' Handicap at Kempton.

Not seen until September, the daughter of Holy Roman Emperor is quickly making her mark at the Sunbury venue, winning twice from three starts, all over a mile, the latest of which came with lots in hand last week.

Sent off the even-money favourite to make up for a reverse at the hands of a subsequent winner last month, William Buick was always in control on the three-year-old, who won as she liked, with the matter in little doubt from the furlong pole.

Six lengths was the margin of victory and a 6lb penalty seems highly unlikely to anchor her progress just yet.

Generalyse has never been prolific but is in great heart just now and has to be backed with star apprentice Oisin Murphy on board in division two of the Compare Bookmakers At Handicap at Southwell.

Just touched off at Kempton on his penultimate start, Jim Crowley earned plaudits from trainer Ben de Haan when steering the four-year-old home at Leicester and Murphy's claim helps negate the 9lb hike in the weights.

Bon Port's mid-division finish on debut saw her doing some reasonable work late on and it would be no surprise if Hughie Morrison's filly went a few places better in the 32Red Maiden Auction Stakes.